Socotra is a place like no other.

IP Travel Photography tours focus on taking you to places, which have a unique appeal for photography. We seek the beauty of landscape, wildlife and seascape and the heritage of cultural diversity. This tour to Socotra has been carefully designed together with a local guide who has operated in the island running tours for many years and has worked with various photography groups.

Ignacio prides himself on a ‘hands on’ approach, which enables our guests to avail of sessions in which there are photo critiques and a chance to reflect on images captured whilst on tour. It is recommended that all participants bring laptops or tablets so that we can benefit from interaction and discussion, and ways of editing our images to get a result reflecting your own unique vision and style.

Most importantly, this exclusive tour has been carefully designed to inspire and transform your passion for photography. Under the expert guidance of master photographer Ignacio Palacios, you’ll capture phenomenal landscape photos, shoot spectacular sunrises/sunset, and venture into the night to photograph the stars and Socotra’s hidden nocturnal world.


Central to this unforgettable tour is YOU. Through Ignacio’s guidance, you’ll not only learn the secrets of the masters, but you’ll take your photography skills to the next level and leave your adventure with a collection of powerful, moving photographs that you’ll share with pride.

• Photograph the unique and well known Dragons’s blood trees and Socotra’s spectacular endemic flora
• Capture the unique, rich and distinct birds and fauna
• Photograph Socotra surreal landscapes, sand dunes canyons, caves and amazing coastline
• Meet the locals and immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful UNESCO sites in the world
• Traveling in early April to have the opportunity to photograph the famous Bottle trees blooming, showing their pink flowers



Late March – Early April 2024 (exact dates depend on charter flight from Abu Dhabi)


8 days (7 nights)


Exclusively to 8 guests


USD$6,990 per person


  • Full 8 day and 7-night tour, instruction by Ignacio Palacios and guided by local company. Tent accommodation. We pitch tents and fold them for you. This includes mattress, bed sheets, pillow and blanket.
  • All meals and accommodation
  • All excursions
  • 4WD vehicles, Toyota Land Cruiser with premium service: each vehicle comfortably seats only 3 passengers plus the driver making sure, all travellers have a window seat.
  • Airport transfers
  • English speaking local guides
  • Park/reserve fees and permits
  • Boat ride to Shoab


  • Enjoy one-on-one tuition, guidance and expert advice from a multi-award-winning professional photographer.
  • You’ll learn the secrets to mastering the art of composition and light in your photography.
  • Explore pre-visualisation techniques and learn about the creative process.
  • Learn game-changing editing tips and tricks with special processing workshops throughout the tour.
  • Learn expert techniques for landscape photography, travel photography, wildlife photography and portrait photography. While also working on aerial, black and white, and astrophotography.
  • Should you dream of entering and winning photography competitions, or you simply wish to push yourself as a photographer, I’ll offer you professional critique sessions throughout the tour.
  • You will also experience the powerful mastermind effect of connecting with likeminded photographers and adventure seekers.